December 11, 2012

Movement for a Better World

Inspiration: Whatsoever you do for the least of my brethren, so you have done to me. (Matthew 25:40)

Ubi caritas est vera, Deus ibi est.(Where charity is true, God is there.)

Our Mission: Aid the poor in the Long Beach area primarily with food, clothing, and care. Third World support through Concern America.

Our Members: All members of the St. Joseph parish community who have discerned Jesus’ call to charity and good works.

Meetings: Four to five meetings per year, scheduled as needed.

Activities: Program Flyer

  • Weekly sandwiches to St. Francis Center and Catholic Charities of Long Beach
  • Wednesday Sandwich Crew
  • Semi-monthly breakfast served to Project Achieve
  • Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter food gift baskets: “we care” deliveries of food, blankets, and Christmas presents to needy Long Beach families
  • Easter 2017
  • Food from the Heart food drive for Catholic Charities of Long Beach
  • Feed-a-Baby food drives for Catholic Charities and New Life Beginnings of Long Beach
  • Diaper-a-Baby drive for Catholic Charities and New Life Beginnings of Long Beach
  • Personal hygiene kits for the poor and homeless
  • Loaves and Fishes bread drive for St. Francis Center of Long Beach
  • Financial contributions to local charitable organizations

Contacting Us: Please call Tim Clark at 431-4385 or email to

Assistance Programs:

  • All Resources
  • Emergency and Social Services:
    • American Red Cross
    • Disabled Resources Center
    • Long Beach Senior Center
  • Medical and Mental Health Services:
    • C.A.R.E.-St. Mary Medical Center
    • Long Beach Mental Health-LA County
    • Mental Health urgent Care Center-Telecare
    • VA Healthcare System
  • Public Agencies:
    • Dept. of Public Social Services-LA County
    • Long Beach Unified School District
    • Social Security Administration
  • Employment Services:
    • Long Beach Career Transition Center
    • Goodwill (Note: the MBW Guide lists several Goodwill locations as sources for clothing, but not employment services.)
  • Substance Use Services:
    • Redgate Memorial Recovery Center
    • Safe Refuge (formerly Substance Abuse Foundation)